Babe Ruth Home Run Centennial Celebration
This year marks the 100th anniversary of George Herman Ruth's first home run, which he hit during Spring Training at the fairgrounds back in 1914.
During his time in Fayetteville, Ruth also earned the nickname "Babe" when teammates began referring to him as owner Jack Dunn's new babe.
Though his record would eventually be surpassed by both Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds, at least one of Ruth's feats has yet to be equaled. Reporter Jesse A. Linthicum reported that day in the Baltimore Sun, Ruth was “credited with hitting the longest hit ever seen by Fayetteville fans.”
FAYETTEVILLE BASEBALL FEVER
March 7-8, 2014
A two-day centennial celebration, featuring events that honor and commemorate the
100th anniversary of Babe Ruth’s home run in Fayetteville.
- Exerpt from The Babe Ruth Story, a biography co-written by Ruth and a man named Bob Considin
A MAP OF THE FAIRGROUNDS WHERE BABE RUTH HIT HIS FIRST HOME RUN IN MARCH 1914.